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First there was Gatekeeper, now Mac apps will need to be notarized before users can install. Is macOS heading for total lock down like iOS? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Thursday Highlights: Apple does right thing, fixing broken butterfly keyboards within a day; just around the corner, Apple earnings, Zacks says a beat is coming; Mac malware up over 60% in only three months; XProtect recently updated to help tackle Windows exploits on Macs; Saudi sisters renew call on Apple and Google to ban app restricting women's travel—more in our General Interest section; Apple Watch lost at sea found after six months, still working; CNBC feature on Corning and how they "went from Pyrex to Gorilla Glass"; Apple recalls certain 3-prong AC wall plugs.

  • "Apple will now fix broken MacBook keyboards within a day, leaked memo suggests as problems continue"  The Independent 7:48 AM
  • "Apple is suffering the butterfly effect: Apple's butterfly keyboard was meant to be a technological marvel, instead it was loud and broke too easily"  Computerworld 9:50 AM
  • "Apple's Earnings Are Coming. Here's What to Expect."  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Why Apple is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again" Zacks 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Slashed Amazon Cloud Spending 50 Percent in Bid for Self-Sufficiency"  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:07 PM
  • "Mac malware jumps more than 60% in three months, massive uptick in adware" AppleInsider 7:32 AM
  • "Apple updates XProtect to combat 'Windows' exploits on Mac machines" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge on Apple's macOS? It's more likely than you think for new browser: Chromium base should ease porting pains substantially" The Register 7:23 AM
  • "How to uninstall apps on a Mac computer in three different ways" Business Insider 2:02 PM
  • "How to download movies to iPad without iTunes" Macworld UK 7:53 AM
  • "How to Convert Numbers File to Excel on Mac" OS X Daily 10:55 AM
  • "Add a Camcorder Effect in iMovie With Keynote" MacMost 9:49 AM
  • "Google Chrome Tip: Block annoying web notifications" ZDNet 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Reeder 4 RSS app launches for Mac and iOS with automatic dark mode, iCloud syncing, Bionic Reading mode, more" 9to5Mac 1:11 PM
  • "ChronoAgent/Mac and ChronoMonitor/iOS Updates Now Available!" Econ Technologies 8:44 AM
  • "DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta is available" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Scanning Slideshow for macOS is a handy tool for photographers, display designers" Apple World Today 7:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Customer service ranking hails Apple 'king of laptop tech support'" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Pull 'inhuman' women monitoring app, runaway Saudi sisters tell tech giants"  Reuters 7:31 AM
  • "Saudi sisters renew requests for Apple to remove woman-tracking app" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "Runaway sisters call on Apple and Google to ban Saudi app that restricts women's travel after they had to steal their dad's phone to escape" Business Insider 7:40 AM
  • "'Peanuts In Space' From Morgan Neville & Imagine OK'd For Launch On Apple TV" Deadline 3:12 PM
  • "'Peanuts in Space' Short Coming to Apple TV App in May" MacRumors 3:12 PM
  • "New iPhone gives Geraldine man access to former user's life: When Geraldine man Glen Cottle forked out $1300 for a new iPhone for his partner on Wednesday, he thought he was buying a new, unused device." Stuff: New Zealand 7:55 AM
  • "Lost Apple Watch survives six months at sea; it still works"  Financial Express 7:54 AM
  • "Apple partners with The Fundació Joan Miró museum to bring Today at Apple sessions outside stores" 9to5Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Chimpanzee browsing Instagram on iPhone with precision" 9to5Mac 1:11 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile adds another 1.7M customers as CEO continues touting merger with Sprint" GeekWire 3:34 PM
  • "T Mobile, Sprint face new FCC questions on tie-up" Reuters 3:12 PM
  • "Google is changing how employees can report harassment and discrimination" The Verge 2:21 PM
  • "Canada watchdog's investigation finds Facebook broke privacy laws" Reuters 10:55 AM
  • "Alexa researchers find text-to-speech models trained on multiple speakers beat single-speaker systems" VentureBeat 10:07 AM
  • "Corning — how the glass giant went from Pyrex to Gorilla Glass" [Video Report] CNBC 7:52 AM
  • "EU backs AI regulation while China and US favour technology" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:30 AM
  • "Who Owns Huawei? The Company Tried to Explain. It Got ComplicatedHuawei, the Chinese tech giant, has fought to dispel accusations that it acts on behalf of the Chinese government." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
  • "App Notarization, #DeleteFBSDK – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-25" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 222: More iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 leaks, AirPods 3 rumors, iPhone 11 camera upgrades" 9to5Mac 1:11 PM
  • "NAB -Drobo Shows Off The Drobo 8D For Creatives" MacVoices 1:07 PM
  • "NAB -A Demo of the New Features of Cinamaker" MacVoices 8:46 AM
  • "WWDC19 rumors, Marizpan and macOS, and your hot takes: Macworld Podcast episode 648" Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 249, With Special Guest John Moltz" Daring Fireball 7:30 AM
  • "[Exclusive] iPhone XI Renders and 360 Degree Video Leaked; Confirmed Triangular Shaped Triple Camera Arrangement"  CashKaro 11:37 AM
  • "Renders of '2019 iPhone' depict rear camera bump as part of rear glass" AppleInsider 11:37 AM
  • "Latest Renders of 2019 iPhone Show Camera Bump Integrated Into Rear Glass" MacRumors 1:11 PM
  • "Kuo: Apple will bring 5G to iPad Pro after iPhone, possibly after 2021" VentureBeat 1:14 PM
  • "Apple patches iOS App Store bug that was preventing app downloads" TechCrunch 1:27 PM
  • "App Store Users Report Endless T&C Loop Preventing App Updates and Downloads" MacRumors 7:30 AM
  • "Incredible watchOS 6 concept packs more new features than you can handle" Cult of Mac 1:47 PM
  • "It sure looks like the iPad is getting mouse support with iOS 13" The Next Web 4:03 PM
  • "iPhone 11 dummies use 3D printing to give very rough look" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "HomePod's multi-user support could use iPhones to secure Siri queries using personal data" AppleInsider 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Future iDevices with Miniature Gas Sensors for measuring gas levels in different Rooms in your Home" Patently Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple proposes simplified location detection using tiny gas sensors in iPhones" AppleInsider 8:45 AM
  • "Apple invention regarding Indoor Location Mapping describes the use of Individual iPhone Store Apps" Patently Apple 7:44 AM
  • "iWeb replacement? Apple patent filing involves web page development tool" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
  • "Important notice for certain AC wall plug adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits: Voluntary Recall and Exchange Program" Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple recalls AC wall plug parts for Hong Kong, Singapore, and the U.K." VentureBeat 7:49 AM
  • "Messages: 'Number Changed to Primary' Notification, Fix" macReports 7:47 AM
  • "Screen Recording Failed To Save Error Fix" macReports 1:27 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM

  • "2019 iMac 27-inch 8-core i9 versus OLD Mac Pros" Bare Feats 9:50 AM
  • "Which to buy Smart Keyboard Folio vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro" AppleInsider 1:11 PM
  • "Polaroid Mint Printer Review: TBH, it's one of the best instant printers out there" iMore 11:10 AM
  • "Review: Denon Envaya is a classy and durable Bluetooth speaker" AppleInsider 2:02 PM
  • "Hands on: Creative's budget 2.1 speakers, the Pebble Plus" AppleInsider 1:14 PM
  • "Brainwavz HM100 headphones review: flattering to deceive" The Verge 8:00 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Google Fit Comes to iOS — Here's Why You Might Want to Use It" iDrop News 2:19 PM
  • "Marvis Review: The Ultra-Customizable Apple Music Client" MacStories 10:55 AM
  • "How to use indoor maps for airports and malls in Apple Maps" iDownload Blog 1:14 PM
  • "How to easily delete all of your emails on an iPhone" Business Insider 10:14 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone read to you by using Speak Screen in iOS" Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "How to reset your old AirPods when you've bought a new set - and what to do with them" AppleInsider 2:43 PM
  • "Apple Trade In vs. GiveBack: What's the difference?" 9to5Mac 1:11 PM
  • "9 useful Control Center shortcuts for iPhone that you should be using" Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "Intel's Mobile Problem: Apple's partnership with Intel to develop a 5G iPhone was not going well, and the writing has been on the wall for some time. It didn't surprise anyone when Apple had to eat humble pie and settle its patent disputes with Qualcomm. (Daring Fireball has a good analysis of the situation.) This has been a costly blunder — for Apple, at least. Qualcomm is expecting a $2-a-share boost in its earnings as a result of the settlement." Om Malik 2:41 PM
  • "You're Folding It Wrong: Samsung didn't know when to hold 'em or when to fold 'em. Don't expect Apple to make the same mistake." 500ish Words 2:19 PM
  • "Apple's newest iPad Pro tablet is its most powerful yet, but it will never replace my laptop until Apple makes these four changes" Business Insider 1:27 PM
  • "No, '250 scientists' didn't warn that AirPods are a cancer risk" AppleInsider 7:32 AM
  • "Everything we think we know about Apple Watch Series 5" Apple Must 6:43 AM
  • "The WHO's new screen time limits aren't really about screens: 'It's something that parents, families, and people in general are concerned about.'" The Verge 3:55 PM
  • "LG G8 ThinQ Review: An Affordable, Capable Flagship Smartphone" HotHardware 11:33 AM
  • "Podcasters are Having Problems With New Service Luminary" The Mac Observer 9:50 AM
  • "Disney's Powerful Bundling Potential Should Have Competitors Worried" Motley Fool 7:54 AM
  • "Why the cybersecurity sector needs to start hiring more hackers" The Next Web 7:34 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iOS' most essential music-making app gets a massive update" Cult of Mac 1:11 PM
  • "Google Assistant on Android and iOS gets narrated children's stories" VentureBeat 10:07 AM
  • "Google Assistant's bedtime stories come to iOS and Android" Engadget 10:07 AM
  • "'Mario Kart Tour' beta will arrive on phones next month" Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Maps launches detailed terrain features for Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada" iDownload Blog 7:48 AM
  • "Google's redesigned Fit activity tracker is now an iOS app" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Patch 8.50 is finally here adding the new Endgame LTM featuring Thanos once again in a new crossover to coincide with 'Avengers: Endgame'" Touch Arcade 7:43 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Just Got a Big Update Bringing the 'Fire Emblem: Lost Heroes' Event and a Whole Lot More" Touch Arcade 7:43 AM
  • "How to detect more heart conditions than the Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Parenting Hero app brings new role-playing scenarios for busy parents" Mythic Owl 6:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's healthy Q3 is boosted by 73 per cent rise in Azure revenue: Cloud and proud" " The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft ditches its 'ancient, obsolete' expiring password policy/Organizations will no longer get a red mark for not implementing Microsoft's recommended 60-day password expiration policy." " ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Will No Longer Recommend Forcing Periodic Password Changes" " Decipher 8:15 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 to get latest Intel and Nvidia processors in June" " Hexus 7:04 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15: No OLED panel option for the 2-in-1 but still coming for the main series; no white SKU planned" " Notebook Check 7:04 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 2019 review: This laptop gets stupidly good battery life/Our favorite convertible laptop gets a beautiful new look, Intel's Whiskey Lake CPU and downright amazing battery life" " PCWorld 7:05 AM
  • "Intel Won't Comment on Purported Roadmap Leak" " EE Times 7:09 AM
  • "New Intel Roadmap leaks: 10 core Comet lake in 2020, Rocket Lake on 2021, both at 14nm" " Guru3D 7:09 AM
  • "Intel Results to Spotlight PC and Cloud Outlook: Investors will seek more on Apple impact as chip maker reports quarterly earnings" " [Paid Membership Required] 7:09 AM
  • "Intel Reports Earnings Today. Here's What to Expect." " Barron's 7:11 AM
  • "New AMD Navi Linux code confirms the GCN design of the new GPUs" " PCGamesN 7:08 AM
  • "IBM expands universities in its quantum computing research network: While these research areas are fluid and early stages, IBM is laying down the groundwork for quantum advances and ensuring there are people able to work in the field and ultimately expand it." " ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "New Oracle WebLogic zero-day discovered in the wild: Chinese cyber-security firm warns about impending attacks on Oracle WebLogic servers." " ZDNet 7:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple May Rise After Results Amid Strong Service Revenue" Seeking Alpha 2:43 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow falls 250 points as 3M slashes guidance, announces job cuts: Microsoft closes in on the $1 trillion-dollar market-cap club" " MarketWatch 11:08 AM
  • "Dow Falls but Comes Off Lows Following Plunge in 3M Shares: The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreats as shares of 3M plunge following an earnings miss and after the company said it would cut 2,000 jobs." " TheStreet 11:08 AM
  • "3M earnings miss hammers Dow Jones Industrial Average" " Associated Press 11:09 AM
  • "Dow Industrials Slide as 3M Stumbles: Most Dow components decline as 3M posts weaker-than-expected results; Microsoft tops $1 trillion." " [Paid Membership Required] 11:09 AM
  • "Asian markets mixed as Wall Street retreats from record highs: Nikkei, Hang Seng edge higher; SK Hynix gains despite big drop in profit" " MarketWatch 7:14 AM

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